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Empire Inspection's 2014 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Going Lime Green on a '14 Ford F-350

Sep 25, 2015
Photographers: Dale Martin
We're preaching to the choir, but we'll keep saying it over and over again: Who says your work truck has to be a neglectfully beat-up, dilapidated, ill-running pile of shame in which you put a ton of seat time and that actually holds you back in your work life rather than springs you forward? Who says you can't mix some personality, style, and customized functionality into your work truck? Who says your work truck can't double as a play truck? (Well, maybe your boss does, but we'll leave that call up to the two of you.) Life is too short and the workweek too long to despise your ride! Here at Work Truck Review, we believe work truck customization can be beneficial to your health, your company, and your jobsite. Whether you prefer a glamorous show-style work truck or a gritty, greasy beast, remember: It's all about pride of ownership and respect for the work truck you do have.
Photo 2/20   |   The gasoline 6.2L engine remains stock, with the exception of a K&N oil filter and air filter, while Royal Purple fluids act as the lifeblood of the Super Duty. A MagnaFlow exhaust, black and green Mag Hytec differential covers, and 4.30:1 Yukon gears round out the underbody and engine bay upgrades.
Bought in October 2013 for use as a work truck, the '14 Ford F-350 Super Duty that graces these pages belongs to Zachary McCollum. As the ARE truck cap depicts, Zach owns Empire Inspection Services Inc. in Odessa, Texas, and he uses the truck as an oil field work rig that's ideally suited for running down the highway and dirt roads. As a Ford fan, Zach chose the Super Duty because he "wanted something to last."
The tastefully accessorized exterior combines good looks with function. Fusion bumpers protect the front and rear, while Rigid Industries lighting brightens up dark, ominous roads. Four-percent window tint guards passengers and the green-stitched black leather seats against the Texas heat, while also upping the—excuse the pun—cool factor. As depicted by the customized fender badges, this "Complete Customs Edition" Super Duty receives major style points via a Complete Customs front grille.
The biggest attention grabber comes in the form of a highly visible green powdercoated BDS Suspension 8-inch four-link kit, leaving no doubt this lifted Ford truck rocks aftermarket suspension for optimal handling, performance, and ground clearance. Four 37-inch BFGoodrich Mud-Terrain T/A KM2 tires wrap 17-inch MB TKO wheels and look right at home under the upgraded suspension, providing sturdy, reliable traction where needed most. The elevated stance also shows off the 6.2L gasoline V-8 engine's MagnaFlow exhaust system and black and green Mag Hytec differential covers.
Zach's best advice? "Buy a Ford." From the way Zach's Super Duty turned out, that seems to be some solid advice. Zach would like to thank everyone at Complete Customs of West Texas, who got the truck done right the first time in a fast, friendly, and reasonable way, and the "photo guy," Dale Martin.
Photo 9/20   |   All of Zach's supplies stays protected in the bed thanks to an ARE truck cap. Notice the rearward-facing 30-inch Rigid Industries LED lightbar, which makes for a well-lit loading and unloading zone. Where's the green suspension? Not installed yet. This is a picture of the truck in its pre-BDS stage.
Photo 13/20   |   2014 Ford F350 Super Duty Complete Customs Empire Traction Bar
Photo 17/20   |   2014 Ford F350 Super Duty Complete Customs Empire Bds Suspension Four Link Kit

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